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Fabulous experiences to inspire young minds
Something amazing to look forward to, something wonderful to look back on.
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The classic combination.
A few days on the mainland before a Galapagos cruise.
Discover the very best.
Get to know Quito like a native.
Wonderful nature experiences in comfortable style.
The people at the heart of Pacha Mama.
Ride on the 'world's most difficult' railway.
Relax and explore.
Time in the Andes.
Join a group of like-minded travellers to experience Ecuador's classic highlights.
Choose your cruise in the Galapagos Islands, a short flight from mainland Ecuador.
Plenty of action for lively couples, friends and active families.
Great walking, staying at rural guesthouses.
Explore and get fit on leg-stretching day walks staying at comfortable hotels.
Trek to the summit of the highest active volcano in the world.
The best 2 weeks of birding you may ever have.
An essential second visit.
7 days birding in the north east with stunning birding around Wild Sumaco.
Notable birding sites on the western slopes of the Andes, with some key extras.
A great way to round off a birdwatching trip to Andes or Amazon.
Helpful advice and expert knowledge is just a phone call away
Best times, busiest times, and times to avoid.
Getting the best from the options available.
Options for getting about.
We can book your flights, or you could book your own if you prefer.
Destinations that combine well.
What our customers say about their trips to Ecuador
Ecuador's spectacular capital and historic centre.
Volcanoes, wonderful scenery and colourful communities.
Cloud forests, prosperous haciendas, busy traditional markets.
Cuenca, craft villages, and the Valley of Eternal Youth.
Introducing the mighty Amazon Rainforest
Ecuador's Pacific coast is busy with trade, fishing and farming.
'The closest thing to Eden on Earth'. Plan your trip to the islands that inspired Charles Darwin.
The Equator crosses Ecuador 20km north of the capital, Quito.
Colourful local markets and handicrafts.
Another of Ecuador's worlds. Take the Ruta del Sol from Guayaquil to sleepy fishing villages, wild Pacific beaches, whales and wildlife of the Isla de la Plata , and traditional communities with links deep in the past.
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Ecuador's pacific coast is lined with sleepy fishing villages, wild pacific beaches and stunning nature reserves. Stay at your choice of hotel in the Puerto Lopez region.
From Machalilla National Park, a jewel of differing habitats, to the indigenous Manteno community of Agua Blanca through to the long sweeping bay of Los Frailes the Pacific Coastline is an exciting visit.
9km offshore, Isla de la Plata is home to colonies of boobies, sea lions, fur seals and from June - October whales are often spotted in the surrounding waters.
You are met on arrival at Guayaquil airport, which has international and domestic connections, or collected from your hotel in the city, by a Spanish speaking driver and transferred to your choice of hotel in the Puerto López region at the northern end of the Ruta del Sol for 4 nights.
With an early start, your driver can include a number of stops en route. There are small archaeological sites, a nature reserve at Cerro Blanco, and several birding sites. Stop for lunch at Hostería Farallón Dillon, a quirky nautical theme restaurant-cum-antiques barn.
Hotel Atamari offers spacious well appointed cabins set around a cliff-skirted promontory, with wonderful views for whale-watchers and sunset-gazers. There is a good sized swimming pool and a rocky path descends to a secluded beach at Ayampe.
Mantaraya Lodge is a well-run small hotel set in the hills near Puerto López. Its colourful adobe-style buildings are set around a lovely pool.
Hostería Mandala, right on the sands in Puerto López, is a low-key barefoot eco-style hotel with thatched cabins in well-tended gardens.
A full day visit to Machalilla National Park. Visit the indigenous village of Agua Blanca where a guide from the village will show you around and introduce you to their still traditional way of life. A visit to the archaeological museum is also included. In the afternoon visit Los Frailes beach within the park.
Today you make a full day visit to Isla de la Plata aboard one of the twin-engined motor boats that ply this route. This is a shared boat excursion. Pelicans and other sea birds can be seen during the 1½hr crossing; between June and September there is a very good chance of whales and dolphins. A local guide joins you for a tour of the island amid colonies of boobies and frigatebirds, with other species depending on the season.
Free day which you might spend by the hotel pool, or at a local beach. Perhaps take a local taxi to visit the Presley Norton archaeological museum and the small museum of Río Chico. In season, whale-watching is possible from the shore.
Morning private transfer with Spanish speaking driver back to Guayaquil for onward connections in the afternoon.
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The trip was fabulous. Guides were excellent and the itinerary was perfect. Galapagos and the boat were brilliant. We came home laden with shopping - rugs, wall hangings, ceramic tiles, native art - wish we had got a couple more things but it dried up as we moved south. I do not normally shop much on holiday! All in all a success - Thank You.
This was a fantastic tour - so varied in landscape and experience. One of our best holidays ever. It was like having a new treat every day. We are so glad you recommended mainland Ecuador. This was our 4th holiday with Geodyssey and all have been great. The itineraries have been carefully put together and the office staff have been extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Thank you very much! (We mention your name with glowing praise to everyone we talk holidays with).
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Hotel Atamari offers spacious well appointed cabins set around a cliff-skirted promontory, with wonderful views for whale-watchers and sunset-gazers. There is a good sized swimming pool and a steep rocky path descends to a secluded beach at Ayampe. Additional facilities include two restaurants (one interior with capacity for 30 people and another outside with capacity for 60 people), bar with terrace and viewpoint, two convention rooms. There is a good chance of seeing whales from June-September.